2023 Holiday Shipping Guide

'Tis the season for festivities and gift-giving! As the holiday spirit fills the air, it's essential to note that the shipping industry sees a significant surge in package volumes. Consequently, this may lead to slightly extended delivery times. To assist you in planning your holiday gift-giving, both USPS and UPS have provided suggested shipping deadlines. These deadlines will ensure your orders are placed in time for timely delivery during the holiday season.

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Within the Lower 48 (excludes Alaska and Hawaii)

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail (including greeting cards) — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

Alaska

  • ​USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

Hawaii

  • USPS Ground Advantage — Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail — Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 20

 

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines US

  • UPS 3 Day Select®: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® services: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 or Thursday, December 21, 2023 with Saturday Delivery options
  • UPS® Ground: 
    • East Coast - Tuesday, December 19th
    • Central - Monday, December 18th
    • West Coast - Saturday, December 16th
  • UPS Next Day Air® services: Thursday, December 21, 2023, or Friday, December 22, 2023 with Saturday Delivery options